Hackford (All Saints)

HACKFORD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of Eynsford, E. division of Norfolk; comprising the principal part of the town of Reepham, and containing 694 inhabitants. It consists of 815a. 3r. 12p., of which upwards of 620 acres are arable, 166 pasture, and 21 woodland; the surface is undulated, and the scenery in some parts picturesque. The living is a discharged rectory, with the vicarage of Whitwell united, valued in the king's books at £14. 10. 5.: net income, £328; patron, James Hunt Holley, Esq. The church, which was situated in the same churchyard as the churches of Reepham St. Mary and Whitwell, was destroyed by fire in 1600; the tower was taken down in 1790, but part of the west gable still remains. The inhabitants attend the church of Whitwell, now used for both parishes.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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